Biological changes in arousal and cortisol following PTSD treatment (M. Olff, Chair)

Description

Effects of treatment of PTSD on psychobiological measures: It is well known that PTSD is associated with changes in several biological systems. However little research has been done on whether it is possible to “reset” these biological systems with effective psychotherapy of pharmacological therapy. This symposium will present data on neuroendocrine and neuroimaging outcome measures.

Biological changes in arousal and cortisol following PTSD treatment: This presentation will discuss the results of a controlled treatment outcome study comparing EMDR, fluoxetine and pill placebo and demonstrate how effective treatment resulted in changes in memory processes, utilizing the Traumatic Memory Inventrory. In the EMDR condition, but not fluoxetine, the change in traumatic memory towards an integrated narrative was linearly correlated with physiological arousal in response to script driven imagery. This presentation will also present the relationship between clinical improvement in the three conditions and change in the cortisol response to a dexamethasone challenge.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Bessel A. van der Kolk
James Hopper
Joseph Spinazzola

Original Work Citation

van der Kolk, B. A., Hopper, J., & Spinazzola, J. (2004, November). Biological changes in arousal and cortisol following PTSD treatment (M. Olff, Chair). Symposium conducted at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 20th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Collection

Citation

“Biological changes in arousal and cortisol following PTSD treatment (M. Olff, Chair),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 21, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18982.

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